Balls no ac­ci­dent

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Looklocal -

PLAY­ERS at Matthews Net­ball Cen­tre will have the ‘Belt Up’ mes­sage in their faces from this week­end af­ter the In­sur­ance Com­mis­sion of WA do­nated five branded match balls to ev­ery open team on Satur­day.

The Belt Up road safety mes­sage pro­motes pub­lic awareness about the pre­ven­tion of mo­tor ve­hi­cle crashes and ed­u­cates peo­ple about how to sus­tain fewer and less se­ri­ous in­juries in crashes.

Ned­lands MLA Bill Marmion pre­sented the branded balls to play­ers and Perth Net­ball As­so­ci­a­tion pres­i­dent Jenni Stawell on Satur­day.

“The Belt Up balls are an ex­tremely valu­able as­set to our clubs,” Stawell said. “The spon­sor­ship is worth ap­prox­i­mately $20,000 a year to PNA and the mes­sage to wear seat­belts and save lives is price­less.”

In­sur­ance Com­mis­sion chief ex­ec­u­tive Rod Whit­hear said that wear­ing a seat­belt could save lives and lessen the sever­ity of in­juries for those in­volved in crashes.

“That’s why the Belt Up cam­paign is an im­por­tant one for the en­tire net­ball com­mu­nity,” Whit­hear said.

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